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Back in May, the SpaceX Dragon made a historic rendezvous with the International Space Station as a demonstration. It went so well, that NASA contracted 12 more flights, and now the time has come for the first one to launch. Can they pull it off again?


Tonight at 8:35 pm Eastern Time, a Dragon capsule filled with a half-ton of supplies for the International Space Station will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Sure, they pulled it off before, but this time it's the real deal, the start of a whole series of space-good ferrying. Here's to hoping it goes off without a hitch. Tune in to watch below.

Broadcasting live with Ustream

If the Ustream hitches up on you, you can also watch the launch at NASA's main site. [Discover, NASA]


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